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Postal exports overview

A postal export is merchandise that’s mailed to another country. Merchandise mailed from Canada to the U.S. or abroad is subject to customs export rules.

You need to consider two things when mailing items to another country:

  1. Canada has laws restricting the export of certain items.
  2. The items will be subject to customs rules in the country of destination. See our International destination listing for specific information. In all cases, you must attach a fully completed customs declaration form to the item.

If the product generally has restrictions or special requirements (such as permits) when importing it into Canada, it may also have a need for an export permit to mail the items out of Canada.

We’re providing this information as a convenience only. All of this information is subject to change without notice, and we don't guarantee its accuracy or completeness. It's your responsibility to make sure that you are complying with all applicable requirements when you send or receive international mail items.